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This group was created in memory of Annie Muñoz.

All are welcome to join! You do not need to have Parkinson’s to participate.

This is a virtual exercise group.

For more information, contact Shelia Brown.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sheila Brown - Support Group & Peer Mentoring Coordinator Send email
(210) 672-4097

Chair Yoga is a virtual yoga class for all.

It is facilitated by Sandy Weiss, who has been practicing yoga for over 19 years and teaches hatha yoga, where her focus is on using your breathing, maintaining strength, and relaxing your body.

Click here to join us on Zoom.

For further information please contact Shelia Brown.

Thursday: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sheila Brown - Support Group & Peer Mentoring Coordinator Send email
(210) 672-4097

Get ready. Get Set. Go! To your local parks for free Fitness in the Park classes. The program offers many opportunities to improve your physical fitness, from Zumba to walking and running groups to high-intensity workouts and boot camps all taught by professional instructors. The classes are offered in conjunction with the Mayor’s Fitness Council.

For a complete listing, click here.

  • Fitness Stations:

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of fitness options including a number of parks with lighted walking trails. These parks are open until 11:00 PM daily. Don’t forget to spice up your workout by spending time working out on our outdoor fitness equipment. The list of more than 30 parks with equipment can be found at Fitness Stations.

  • Indoor Fitness:

For an indoor fitness option consider the Enrique Barrera Fitness Center, 5800 Old Highway 90 West. Barrera features a well equipped workout room as well as a variety of fitness classes. Click here for all the details.

Fitness in the Park classes are open to all ages and fitness levels.

No pre-registration is required. The schedule is subject to change.

Click here for our Mobile Fit Request Form.

Free.

Andrea Bottiglieri - Fitness Council Coordinator Send email

Get Strong with Mayor Ron is spearheaded by the Mayor’s Fitness Council in conjunction with San Antonio Parks and Recreation and the Mayor’s Office. The mission of the Mayor’s Fitness Council is to lead San Antonio to be one of the healthiest and most active communities in the nation which residents, groups, and organizations work collaboratively to achieve targeted health and fitness goals.

Since 2017, Get Strong with Mayor Ron events have taken place across San Antonio in nearly all of the City Council Districts with the goal of shedding light on health and wellness initiatives and elevating fitness and nutrition programs throughout the city. At each Get Strong event Mayor Nirenberg interacts with participants for a fun, physical, or hands-on wellness activity.

The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is an integral part of the Get Strong series, providing support through venues, instructors, and popular classes that showcase the Mayor setting a healthy example.

Check here for details on the next Get Stong event.

Benefits of Walking

Regular physical activity helps everybody feel better and improves overall health. Walking is an excellent form of physical activity and the leading choice of exercise for Americans. Additionally, walking is free and reduces energy use, traffic congestion, and pollution.

Through consistent walking, you will…

  • Get and stay healthier
  • Feel better about yourself
  • Have less chance for heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers
  • Have less chance of being depressed
  • Control your weight
  • Have stronger muscles and bones
  • Sleep better at night
  • Increase your chances of living longer
  • Look better
  • Be with friends and meet new people
  • Enjoy yourself and have fun

Click here to learn more about different walking techniques and the proper walking attire.

Click here for the San Antonio Walks! Group and Event schedule.

Bert Pickell - Director Send email
(210) 273-7983

ReadyKidSA is your one-stop resource for raising Happy Healthy Ready Kids.

ReadyKidSA is a coalition of organizations across Bexar County that builds on successful child and family programs in San Antonio. Our partners offer a wide range of support services designed to help individuals and families navigate the different challenges that arise with each phase of life.

Chris Martin - President & CEO

A Wesley Nurse is a faith-based community nurse. The professional practice of the Wesley Nurse is not limited to the physical dimension of medical needs; rather, it includes a mind, body and spirit holistic approach.

Programs and services include:

  • Health education
  • Individualized diabetes education
  • Diabetic supplies
  • Referral assistance
  • Facilitation of resources
  • Exercise classes

While the Wesley Nurse program is a component of Methodist Healthcare Ministries' ecumenical outreach and located within churches, it does not teach a set of denominational beliefs.

All members of the community are welcome.

Free.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Marta Ek - Nurse Send email
(210) 265-6036
0.72 miles away, 618 Live Oak, San Antonio, TX, 78202 , D2

The Get FIT (Families in Training) program is a preventive program aimed at averting Type II diabetes, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles for school-aged children and their families.

The program is offered throughout the academic year at various school districts, and in the summer as a one-month youth summer camp. Get FIT integrates nutrition, physical fitness, and character education to not only support the physical needs of students and their families but also facilitate the healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Get FIT's goal is to transform the lives of people in medically underserved, rural communities. The program focuses on actively engaging community members and stakeholders in the planning, designing, and delivery of services and programs that meet the unmet needs of their community.

Get FIT is currently offered in Batesville, Cotulla, San Antonio, Santa Rosa, and Uvalde. Enrollment is free and open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in bringing Get FIT to your school or finding a program near you, call the Get FIT manager at 1-800-959-6673.

The San Antonio River Foundation’s mission is to enhance the San Antonio River Basin as a vibrant cultural, educational, ecological, and recreational experience.

Click here to view all the places to find art along the SA River.

Click here to explore the mission reach.

Click here to explore the museum reach.

Click here for the latest updates and events.

Frates Seeligson - Executive Director Send email
Sara Ramirez - Park Program Coordinator Send email

The Get FIT (Families in Training) program is a preventive program aimed at averting Type II diabetes, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles for school-aged children and their families.

The program is offered throughout the academic year at various school districts, and in the summer as a one-month youth summer camp. Get FIT integrates nutrition, physical fitness, and character education to not only support the physical needs of students and their families but also facilitate the healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Get FIT's goal is to transform the lives of people in medically underserved, rural communities. The program focuses on actively engaging community members and stakeholders in the planning, designing, and delivery of services and programs that meet the unmet needs of their community.

Get FIT is currently offered in Batesville, Cotulla, San Antonio, Santa Rosa, and Uvalde. Enrollment is free and open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in bringing Get FIT to your school or finding a program near you, call the Get FIT manager at 1-800-959-6673.

This tribe is for those that want to meet up and play a couple of games of basketball. It will be a safe place to release some emotions or something on the heart. It’s a good place to take our minds off of whatever season we may be in. We will start and finish with prayer. 

Click here for more information.

Free.

Saturday: 9:00 AM

Walking with a Mission is more than just getting a little exercise. Its about fellowship, encouragement and a time of prayer as you enjoy the trails by the San Antonio River and the San Antonio Missions. Young and young at heart are welcomed to join in on a this two mile walk. Pets welcomed.

Men and Women.

Locations vary, to check next meeting click here.

Free

Saturday: 9:00 AM Rotating SA Missions Trails
Joe Mena - Leader Send email
Vida Mena - Leader Send email

Any Body Can is an exercise program designed specifically for people with unique learning abilities. The kit includes everything you need for a well-rounded exercise program. The whole family can benefit! The director of the health and wellness program holds a Masters Degree in Kinesiology.

The child must reside in either Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Medina, Real, Uvalde or Wilson County.

Free.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Alfred Chavira - Wellness Services Program Director
(210) 227-0170

Through contacts and connections established across the globe, TBE works with national federations, professional organizations, international club teams, college/university programs, high school and middle school programs, community organizations, and underprivileged youth in whatever capacity is needed to promote growth both on a structural and technical level.

Our goal is to help programs and organizations with whatever is needed in their endeavors including but not limited to partnerships for grant-funded programs.

 

Tim Drolet - Project Manager Send email

With TBE coaches and athletes all over the world, we have a unique ability to create opportunities for coaches and players to travel and experience what basketball is like in other countries. We serve as facilitators in organizing exchanges for overseas travel, and host athletes from all over the world in Texas.

 

Tim Drolet - Project Manager Send email

Assembly is our flagship event in San Antonio, Texas (with plans to expand to more locations in the future). At each Assembly, we unite international and domestic players and coaches, and challenge them to reach their greatest potential, on and off the basketball court. Our curriculum features not only the on-court technical trainings and play you would expect in a basketball camp, but includes intense workouts and classroom sessions covering everything from nutrition and injury prevention to college admission processes and life after basketball. We intertwine all of this with lessons in leadership, integrity, discipline, and mutual respect for self and others. The entire experience is designed to help all participants improve in basketball and unite them in what continues to become a smaller, more connected global community.

Click here to contact us for more program information.

Tim Drolet - Project Manager Send email

The Basketball Embassy’s Workshop Series was created to supplement existing basketball education year-round, wherever it is needed. They’re a highly adaptable model that typical span from one to three days, covering everything from basic principles to reinforcement of a player’s own team systems as decided by their coach.

Click here for more program information.

Tim Drolet - Project Manager Send email

At TBE, we believe that we are all ambassadors—not only to the game of basketball, but to every label we fall under as individuals. Every man and woman is an ambassador to the larger group of men and women, because every interaction with one leads to a perception of the group as a whole. Our Youth Ambassador program strives to reach disadvantaged youth with life lessons like these in an environment where they’re most receptive: a basketball court.

The process of improving in both sports and life is a journey inward and outward. The drive and focus to work hard regardless of recognition or immediate results; the balance to manage swings of emotion; the confidence to take your next shot after missing your last—these are all internal skills. External skills deal with how we interact with people. Listening to others and acknowledging them, using words of encouragement, receiving praise and criticism in stride, and showing respect to both teammates and opponents alike—these are vital external skills. And they’re not only vital on a basketball court; the relationships that exist with other players, coaches, and referees are mirrored in interactions with friends, family members, coworkers, and authority figures.

The sad truth is that great opportunities are rare for our disadvantaged youth. Our goal is to establish the best habits for our Youth Ambassadors today, with the hope that they can take full advantage of every opportunity that comes their way in the future. 

The Youth Ambassadors program is currently implemented in the San Antonio area with Haven For Hope, SAMMinistries, and SA Youth.

Click here to contact us and learn more about the program.

Tim Drolet - Project Manager Send email

San Antonio Sport is excited to offer i play! at home, a spin-off of our in-person afterschool program, which provides children and young adults resources to practice their sports skills away from school for FREE.

i play! at home offers fun ways children can practice their skills in four different sports – soccer, track, volleyball, basketball - and an Alpha Warrior Junior workout series, using equipment and objects that can be found at home.

Students have the opportunity to earn a piece of an i play! at home uniform for each sport unit they complete. Sport units can be completed in any order.

Here are some frequently asked questions about i play! afterschool. If you don’t see your question answered here, please send it to [email protected]

Must be an elementary-age student in one of these counties:

  • Bexar
  • Comal
  • Medina
  • Atascosa
  • Bandera
  • Guadalupe
  • Kendall County
  • Wilson County

Free.

This online program takes place in your own home on your own schedule. It is available 24/7.
Melody Bradford - Youth Programs Manager Send email
(210) 820-2122

San Antonio Sports hosts bi-weekly Motivation Monday Facebook live interviews with influencers and elite athletes who share how they are staying active and healthy during this unprecedented time.

We talk about the relationship between physical activity and mental health, how they stay motivated and silver linings from the past few months. Follow us on Facebook so you don’t miss it!

Click here to watch past videos.

Monday: 5:30 PM

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or an elite athlete, these fun and challenging classes are designed to help you reach your fitness goals.  Your journey starts with the Delta challenge and progresses with the Charlie, Bravo and Alpha challenges. Stick with it and complete them all!

Click here for more information.

San Antonio Sports' Fit Family Challenge presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas includes events and resources to help your family be more physically active and learn about good nutrition. The team at San Antonio Sports has been working hard to find creative ways to continue this program we all love and we're excited to bring you a hybrid version of Fit Family Challenge this summer.

Both in-person (at select sites) AND virtual classes make it easier than ever to participate. These classes run from May 9 - August 4 and we'll be giving away prizes throughout the summer to participants who earn points on their tracking log! You can earn points by participating in weekly fitness classes, bringing friends, receiving a health screening, and coming to our 5k series on May 7th, June 18th, and August 6th.

Click here for more information and registration.

12 Week Summer Program
Russ Bookbinder - President & CEO
(210) 820-2100
Jenny Carnes - Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Send email

The Get FIT (Families in Training) program is a preventive program aimed at averting Type II diabetes, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles for school-aged children and their families.

The program is offered throughout the academic year at various school districts, and in the summer as a one-month youth summer camp. Get FIT integrates nutrition, physical fitness, and character education to not only support the physical needs of students and their families but also facilitate the healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Get FIT's goal is to transform the lives of people in medically underserved, rural communities. The program focuses on actively engaging community members and stakeholders in the planning, designing, and delivery of services and programs that meet the unmet needs of their community.

Get FIT is currently offered in Batesville, Cotulla, San Antonio, Santa Rosa, and Uvalde. Enrollment is free and open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in bringing Get FIT to your school or finding a program near you, call the Get FIT manager at 1-800-959-6673.

Notice

Classes have been suspended until further notice. Call or email for updates.

As a form of gentle exercise, qigong is composed of movements that are typically repeated, strengthening and stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial, and lymph), enhancing balance and proprioception, and improving the awareness of how the body moves through space.

Free.

Second and Fourth Monday of the Month: 6:30 PM

The Get FIT (Families in Training) program is a preventive program aimed at averting Type II diabetes, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles for school-aged children and their families.

The program is offered throughout the academic year at various school districts, and in the summer as a one-month youth summer camp. Get FIT integrates nutrition, physical fitness, and character education to not only support the physical needs of students and their families but also facilitate the healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Get FIT's goal is to transform the lives of people in medically underserved, rural communities. The program focuses on actively engaging community members and stakeholders in the planning, designing, and delivery of services and programs that meet the unmet needs of their community.

Get FIT is currently offered in Batesville, Cotulla, San Antonio, Santa Rosa, and Uvalde. Enrollment is free and open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in bringing Get FIT to your school or finding a program near you, call the Get FIT manager at 1-800-959-6673.

As a commitment to Prospera’s youth residents, we offer multiple programs designed to develop the future leaders of tomorrow that are customized per the needs of each community. We believe that healthy development of youth begins with the empowerment from adult mentoring, hands-on activities, and community service., We encourage a positive influence through powerful learning experiences, and concrete skills and lessons. Our service-enriched communities offer Community Learning Centers that host youth programs focused on teaching self-discovery, individual growth, creative versatility, and qualities of leadership. Every aspect of our strategic planning is to cultivate positive elements of security, belonging, freedom, independence, moral values, healthy relationships, personal achievement, and recognition.

Youth programs and services include, but are not limited to:

  • After-School Program
  • Scholastic Tutoring
  • Homework Assistance
  • Youth Mentoring
  • Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts
  • Computer Literacy
  • National/Industry-Sponsored Art Competitions
  • Skills and Recreational Hobby Groups
  • Exposure to Educational Institutions and Opportunities
  • Arts and Crafts Education
  • Annual Youth Summer Camp
  • Educational Field Trips
  • Organized Community Youth Sports Groups

This program is for youth residents of Champion Homes at Vista Verde Apartments.

The Get FIT (Families in Training) program is a preventive program aimed at averting Type II diabetes, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles for school-aged children and their families.

The program is offered throughout the academic year at various school districts, and in the summer as a one-month youth summer camp. Get FIT integrates nutrition, physical fitness, and character education to not only support the physical needs of students and their families but also facilitate the healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Get FIT's goal is to transform the lives of people in medically underserved, rural communities. The program focuses on actively engaging community members and stakeholders in the planning, designing, and delivery of services and programs that meet the unmet needs of their community.

Get FIT is currently offered in Batesville, Cotulla, San Antonio, Santa Rosa, and Uvalde. Enrollment is free and open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in bringing Get FIT to your school or finding a program near you, call the Get FIT manager at 1-800-959-6673.

A Wesley Nurse is a faith-based community nurse. The professional practice of the Wesley Nurse is not limited to the physical dimension of medical needs; rather, it includes a mind, body and spirit holistic approach.

Programs and services include:

  • Health education
  • Individualized diabetes education
  • Diabetic supplies
  • Referral assistance
  • Facilitation of resources
  • Exercise classes

While the Wesley Nurse program is a component of Methodist Healthcare Ministries' ecumenical outreach and located within churches, it does not teach a set of denominational beliefs.

All members of the community are welcome.

Free.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Eydie Johnson - Nurse
(210) 222-8310

As a commitment to Prospera’s youth residents, we offer multiple programs designed to develop the future leaders of tomorrow that are customized per the needs of each community. We believe that healthy development of youth begins with the empowerment from adult mentoring, hands-on activities, and community service., We encourage a positive influence through powerful learning experiences, and concrete skills and lessons. Our service-enriched communities offer Community Learning Centers that host youth programs focused on teaching self-discovery, individual growth, creative versatility, and qualities of leadership. Every aspect of our strategic planning is to cultivate positive elements of security, belonging, freedom, independence, moral values, healthy relationships, personal achievement, and recognition.

Youth programs and services include, but are not limited to:

  • After-School Program
  • Scholastic Tutoring
  • Homework Assistance
  • Youth Mentoring
  • Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts
  • Computer Literacy
  • National/Industry-Sponsored Art Competitions
  • Skills and Recreational Hobby Groups
  • Exposure to Educational Institutions and Opportunities
  • Arts and Crafts Education
  • Annual Youth Summer Camp
  • Educational Field Trips
  • Organized Community Youth Sports Groups

This program is for youth residents of Terraces at Haven for Hope.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

The Get FIT (Families in Training) program is a preventive program aimed at averting Type II diabetes, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles for school-aged children and their families.

The program is offered throughout the academic year at various school districts, and in the summer as a one-month youth summer camp. Get FIT integrates nutrition, physical fitness, and character education to not only support the physical needs of students and their families but also facilitate the healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Get FIT's goal is to transform the lives of people in medically underserved, rural communities. The program focuses on actively engaging community members and stakeholders in the planning, designing, and delivery of services and programs that meet the unmet needs of their community.

Get FIT is currently offered in Batesville, Cotulla, San Antonio, Santa Rosa, and Uvalde. Enrollment is free and open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in bringing Get FIT to your school or finding a program near you, call the Get FIT manager at 1-800-959-6673.

Street2Feet's mission is to promote health in mind, body, and spirit with individuals experiencing homelessness in San Antonio, using a walking/running 5k training model as medicine. S2F believes health and exercise is not a luxury for the privileged but a necessity for all.

Incentives are provided based on class attendance, participation, and achievement, as follows:

  • After 3 consecutive sessions, participants receive a re-fillable Street2Feet water bottle, running shoes and athletic clothing.
  • After 5 consecutive sessions, participants recieve a Street2Feet t-shirt
  • After 10 consecutive sessions, participants receive a Subway gift card and qualify to sign up for an off campus 5K Run/Walk.
  • Participants that log 30 miles in 30 days receive a 30-day bus pass.
  • Athlete of the Month, nominated and voted on by peers

Participants must first have a physical exam that clears them for exercise. This exam can be done for free at CentroMed, 1 Haven for Hope Way.

Once cleared, participants sign a waiver and program expectation agreement. Participants agree to attend training 3 times per week, follow program expectations and guidelines.

Participants are expected to move for at least 30 minutes following stretching and bring their water bottle filled with water.

Free.

We train at Garcia Park: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 7:30 AM
Lana Hernandez - Program Director Send email

Adult women students focus on increasing flexibility and muscular strength. Class begins with a full-body warm up, followed by a variety of stretches and strength-building exercises. Intended for those who want to get back in shape or want to add a new form of exercise to their regimen. Many of the exercises are tailored to the individual’s physical needs. Therefore, all levels of physical ability are welcome to this class. Please inform the instructor of any injuries or medical conditions that may hinder physical movement prior to the start of class.

Adult women over 18 years

Tuition: By semester, averages $20/class for one weekly class, plus annual registration fee of $40, with discounts for multiple family members enrolling.

Wednesdays – 6:00-6:45 PM online via ZOOM
Michelle Lyons - Imago Coordinator Send email
(210) 429-2505